Huawei Honor 7C (4GB RAM, 64GB)  +1 variation

price₹ 11,999 expected

launchComing Soon!

26.4

excellence score

66.5

value for money score

Expected launch: in June, 2018

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Design

  • With a flat metal backplate, 2.5D curved glass on the front, and a display that dominates the front fascia, the Honor 7C feels sleek and premium
  • The lack of antenna lines, subtle Honor branding, minimal regulatory information lend a very clean and minimal look to the back panel
  • Build quality is top-notch too, and the phone feels solid in the hand
  • Pretty wide which hinders one-handed use considerably

Display

  • Decent 5.99 inch 18:9 modern, tall display - colours are vibrant and viewing angles are spot on (although outdoor visibility is average, and resolution could have been better)

Software

  • The rear-mounted fingerprint sensor is fast and accurate, and is ergonomically placed - it can be used for a variety of shortcuts such as taking a picture, answering calls, and sliding down the notification panel
  • Battery life is decent (though not overly impressive)- with moderate use, the phone will last the day - EMUI also has a host of battery saving features, one of which reduces the screen resolution when you're running low on power
  • The Honor 7C runs Huawei's EMUI custom skin atop Android - although EMUI has matured over the years and is now one of the most versatile and feature-loaded skins out there, it is still cluttered in some places and laden with bloat - a multitude of Honor's applications compete with Google's own, and the phone comes with a lot of 3rd party apps pre-installed

Performance

  • Although performance is decent in day-to-day use, it does struggle with intensive workloads - with multiple apps open in the background, you will experience lags - other phones in this price bracket, even those with the same Snapdragon 450 (like the Redmi 5) seem to do better

Camera

  • The Honor 7C also supports face recognition, using the 8-megapixel front camera - it works quite well for the most part in good light
  • Average dual camera system on the rear - there is lack of detail in the images, and low light shots are barely usable - the blur (bokeh) effect is also not the most accurate, and edge detection around the subject is poor - video recording is strictly average too - the cameras on competing phones like Redmi Note 5 and Realme 1 are significantly better
  • The 8-megapixel front shooter is average too - it can take decent photos in good light but struggles in low light, producing noisy and murky shots

Audio

  • The speaker that is very shrill and tinny

Battery

  • No modern USB-Type C port for charging and data transfers
  • The smartphone also does not support quick charging, and takes more than two and a half hours to charge fully using the included charger

More

  • On the whole, potential buyers are likely to find a much better value proposition in the likes of the Oppo Realme 1 (which lacks a fingerprint sensor but offers a better-rounded package), or the Redmi Note 5 (which offers far more value for money) - the Honor 7C will also face tough competition from Honor's own 9 Lite (which has a higher-resolution display, a better set of cameras, and a sleek glass body)

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Huawei Honor 7C (4GB RAM, 64GB) Specifications

Operating System
Smartphone OSAndroid 8.0 Oreo
Display
TouchscreenYes (Capacitive)
Screen Size5.99 inches
Screen Resolution720x1440 pixels (~ 269 pixels per inch)
Display Features
  • FullView Display
  • 2.5D Curved Glass
Sensors
  • Accelerometer
  • Proximity Sensor
  • Ambient Light Sensor
Fingerprint sensorYes
Processor/RAM
Processor1.8 GHz, Octa Core, Qualcomm Snapdragon 450
GPUAdreno 506
RAM4 GB
Memory
Internal Memory64 GB
Expandable Memory Slotup to 256 GB
Battery
Battery Capacity3000 mAh
Dimensions
Weight164 gm
Thickness7.8 mm
Camera
Camera13.0 MP
Camera Auto-FocusYes
Camera FlashYes
HD Video RecordingYes (Full HD)
Other Camera Features
  • Dual Camera (13MP + 2MP)
  • F/2.2 Aperture
Secondary Camera8.0 MP
Secondary Camera Features
  • LED flash
  • F/2.0 Aperture
Connectivity
BluetoothYes
USBYes
WiFiYes
4GYes
VoLTEYes
3GYes
2G Internet (GPRS/EDGE)Yes
GPSYes + GLONASS
CompassYes
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App StoreGoogle Play Store
Dual SIMGSM+GSM
Noise FiltrationYes
FM RadioYes
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  • Face Unlock
  • Party Mode

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